Another recall impacting our most vulnerable: our children. Bassett Furniture has issued a recall for about 90,000 drop-side cribs. The recall was precipitated by reports of 154 – no typo 1154 – incidents. Keep in mind incident reports dramatically understate the degree of problems with a product, particularly in a situation like this where most of the incidents are not serious.
The Bassett baby cribs in the recall were sold from January 2000 through August 2010 online and by retailers such as Wal-Mart, Target Corp. and Babies ‘R’ Us.
There is no report of serious injury yet and hopefully there will not be. But in one of 18 reports in which the drop-side gates malfunctioned or detached, a child got caught between the mattress and the crib’s frame and three of those children fell out of the crib.